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J. Chambers

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Steering engine on the Icebreaker 'Sankt Erik'

John Chambers Ltd of Lowestoft

1922 Shipbuilders & Engineers, Oulton Broad, Lowestoft

1918 – Built wood steam drifter “Astral” at Lowestoft, 100 tons. In 1921 the Navy sold it to The Kingston Trawling Co Ltd but unfortunately it sank later that year. .[1]

1920 – Built steel steamer Emilia / Emlynton at Oulton Broad, 700 tons. Sank off Portugal in 1922 .[2]

1921 - Built steam coaster “Portlaurie”, 700 tons. In 1931 bought by the Bristol Sand & Gravel as the “Polmanter” and used as a stone and cement carrier until 1933 when she was sold.[3]

A set of John Chambers Ltd steam steering gear can be seen in the Swedish Icebreaker 'Sankt Erik' based in Stockholm.


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Sources of Information

  1. Lloyd's Register Archive Collections LRF/PUN/WR AS-AY 1919-1940
  2. Lloyd's Register Archive Collections LRF/PUN/WR EL-ES 1920-1936.
  3. A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel Volume One: The English Coast, By Peter Gosso.